Tomas Jr Diquito, Maria Cristine Joy Anter, Nelly Joy Bulonos


21st-century skills are essential in teaching learners in a changing society. The role of educators is not just to transmit knowledge in the four corners of the classroom but also to change the lives of many people in the community where they live in. Hence this study was conducted to determine the 21st-century skills acquisition among preservice teachers. A total of one hundred thirty-three (133) respondents from the seven (7) programs of the Department of Teacher Education in the University of Mindanao, Digos College participated in the survey. Results show that respondents have a very high level of 21st-century acquisition in digital literacy, collaboration, social skills, creativity, while communication, critical thinking skills, and leadership show only a high level of acquisition. The overall result indicates that preservice teachers of the institution have a very high level of 21st-century skills. However, when analyzed by profile, overall 21st-century skill acquisition of preservice teachers shows no significant differences. These results can also be attributed to various factors associated with the acquisition of 21st-century skills.


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